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5:38 p.m. Suspicious person. 121 Sixth Ave. S.E. Officers responded to a suspicious person at the above address. Complainant stated a white male, about 5-foot-7 with short brown hair and driving a dark-colored single-cab truck. The suspect came to the front door of the residence asking strange questions (How was your dentist appointment?) No one at the residence knew the suspect. Report was taken and the officer was unable to locate the vehicle.
9:53 p.m. Traffic violation. Hwy. 15/Third St. N., St. Cloud. While on patrol, an officer was traveling northbound on Hwy. 15 when he noticed a state trooper with a vehicle stopped and the emergency lights activated. The officer observed the suspect vehicle fail to move over for the stopped emergency vehicle even though there was plenty of room to move over. The officer stopped the vehicle and the suspect advised she did not know she needed to move over and did slow down. A citation was issued for failure to move over for stopped emergency vehicle. Explained and released.
2:05 p.m. Stray dog. 75 Callaway St. E. St. Joseph Police Department. Maintenance department captured a stray dog. The dog was brought to her house but there was no one there. Officers brought the dog to the pound in Sauk Rapids and administered a citation for a dog at large.
12:48 a.m. Bar fight. 20 College Ave. N. Officers were dispatched to a fight at the LaPlayette. Upon arrival, officers spotted a male suspect being escorted out of the bar by the bouncer for being verbal. The suspect’s fiancée was pushed down walking out of the bar in a separate fight not involving the above male suspect. The male suspect started fighting with those two individuals thinking it was related to the other fight. The bouncer restrained the male suspect until officers arrived. The bouncer did not want to press charges. All other parties left before the officers arrived but the suspects fiancée told officers it was an accident but she had a really bad headache. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived and transported her to the St. Cloud Hospital.
10:57 a.m. No-pay customer. 304 College Ave. N. Holiday called the St. Joseph Police Department stating a driver had paid for their items but not their gas. Arrangements were made to collect payment.